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MU Mental Health Initiative: Don't Call Me Crazy: Resiliency Through Art

This guide serves to promote the MU Mental Health Initiative, a partnership between MU Libraries, MU Counseling Center, and MU Women's Center, the Don't Call Me Crazy Series.

 

 

Mission Statement

Millions of Americans live with mental illness and mental disabilities, yet negative stigmas and fear often leave those most vulnerable isolated and in fear. Don't Call Me Crazy: Resiliency through Art seeks to highlight the diverse perspectives of those living with mental challenges and the family and friends who love and support them. We discover through artwork for multiple mediums and voices a nuanced life experience that is bigger than one perspective and yet illuminated from each voice. We hope that this exhibition is a creative conversation starter on Marshall University's campus that highlights the experiences and talent of our students, staff and faculty.

 

Art Exhibition Statistics

Don’t Call Me Crazy Art Exhibition 1/31/19

 

  • The exhibition lasted just over 4 months
  • 45 Live attendance for exhibition opening
  • 49 total pieces submitted and displayed
  • 22 artists
  • 26 pieces included in the MDS archives by permission of the artists
  • 92 MDS views across all pieces
  • 2 MDS downloads

Important Dates

Important Dates

  • Drop off entries to library:

​​November 29 & 30, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Entry deadline extended to December 11!


  • Jurors select artworks: 

​December 3, 2018​


  • Email notification of accepted/not accepted works:

December 3, 2018


  • Pick up artwork not selected:

​​December 17 & 18, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


  • Install dates: 

December 12 - 14, 2018


  • Pickup artwork at the end of the exhibit:

May 13 & 14, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Jurors

Jurors

Sabrina Thomas, Instruction and Research Librarian

Dr. Heather Stark, Art Historian, School of Art & Design

"Don't Call Me Crazy": Resiliency Through Art - Gallery

1 The Epidemic  (first angle) - David Seth Cyfers

The Epidemic (first angle)

David Seth Cyfers

1 The Epidemic (second angle) - David Seth Cyfers

The Epidemic (second angle)

David Seth Cyfers

1 The Epidemic (third angle) - David Seth Cyfers

The Epidemic (third angle)

David Seth Cyfers

12 Isaiah - Lily Jurkis

Isaiah

Lily Jurkis

34 Vestige - Ann Grimes

Vestige

Ann Grimes

40 Meltdown - Michelle Alford

Meltdown

Michelle Alford

41 Peer Pressure - Kelsey Frame

Peer Pressure

Kelsey Frame

33 Element of Sight - Rebecca Keith

Element of Sight

Rebecca Keith

17 Tiny Little Fits of Rage - Brent Thomas

Little Tiny Fits of Rage

Brent Thomas

15 Colors of Uncertainty - Chloe Murphy

Colors of Uncertainty

Chloe Murphy

2 Fake Art 1 - David Seth Cyfers

Fake Art 1

David Seth Cyfers

28 Suffocating - Tyler Bryant

Suffocating

Tyler Bryant

29 Numb - Tyler Bryant

Numb

Tyler Bryant

28 & 29 Suffocating and Numb - Tyler Bryant

Suffocating and Numb

Tyler Bryant

39 Mini-Me with Detachable Holy Spirit (first angle) - Whitney Eskew

Mini-Me with Detachable Holy Spirit (first angle)

Whitney Eskew

39 Mini-Me with Detachable Holy Spirit (second angle) - Whitney Eskew

Mini-Me with Detachable Holy Spirit (second angle)

Whitney Eskew

31 Stress Ball - Ann Grimes

Stress Ball

Ann Grimes

6 Fake Art 2 - David Seth Cyfers

Fake Art 2

David Seth Cyfers

23 The Pain of Depression - Kerrigan Phelps

The Pain of Depression

Kerrigan Phelps

42 Devil - Lily Jurkis

Devil

Lily Jurkis

42 Devil (close-up) - Lily Jurkis

Devil (close-up)

Lily Jurkis

7 At the Train Station - Ann Grimes

At the Train Station

Ann Grimes

25 Mental Illness - Tiffany Adkins Hopkins

Mental Illness

Tiffany Adkins Hopkins

26 Mental Health Wellness - Tiffany Adkins Hopkins

Mental Health Wellness

Tiffany Adkins Hopkins

16 Everything is Going to be Alright - Brent Thomas

Everything is Going to be Alright

Brent Thomas

49 Fake Art 3 - David Seth Cyfers

Fake Art 3

David Seth Cyfers

4 Jester - Ann Grimes

Jester

Ann Grimes

43 Deadly Beautiful - Kelsey Frame

Deadly Beautiful

Kelsey Frame

8 Faith - Ann Grimes

Faith

Ann Grimes

Headspace

Brent Thomas

5 Tears to Flowers - Ann Grimes

Tears to Flowers

Ann Grimes

Don't Call Me Crazy: Resiliency through Art - Prospectus and Submission Instructions

 

Don't Call Me Crazy: Resiliency Through Art 
Marshall University Library Exhibition 2019

 

Submission Instructions

Artists may enter as many pieces as they wish for jurying. All visual media except for video is welcome. Works will be selected on site by the jurors. Jurors reserves the right to eliminate any work that does not meet the standards of quality for the exhibition .Complete an entry form and submit with artwork that is ready to hang. Please attach entry label to the back of each piece with full information, write clearly. Entry forms are located at the front desk of the Visual Arts Center, Circulation Desk at Drinko Library, or the Women's Center in Prichard Hall.

Deliver entries to the Drinko Library 213A, November 29th and 30th from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Entry deadline extended to December 11! Late deliveries must be coordinated with Sabrina Thomas via email tho4@marshall.edu. All artwork entries NOT selected for the exhibition MUST be picked up from the Drinko Library on Friday, December 17th and 18th between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Submitting an entry form to this exhibition constitues an agreement on the part of the artists with all conditions to this prospectus. No work accepted for the exhibition may be withdrawn before the closing date. We reserve the right to refuse any entry, if, upon arrival, the work is found unacceptable.

 


Questions? Contact Sabrina Thomas, Instruction and Reference Librarian at tho4@marshall.edu or 304-696-3627.

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Entry Requirements and Eligibility

Entry Requirements

  • All work must be fully assembled, completely dry, and ready to display in a highly trafficked public setting.
  • Frames are required for 2D work and must have hanging wire on the back.
  • 3D work must be no larger than 45 inches high by 26 inches wide, by 7 inches deep, and also weigh 5lbs or less to fit within locked display cases. 
  • Framed work and wall-hanging, three-dimensional pieces must be wired securely. All other three-dimensional works must be self-supporting.

Works not meeting these requirements WILL NOT be considered for the exhibition.


Eligibility

Open to all artists who are past, present, or current students, faculty and staff at Marshall University.